2019-2020 Program Guide/Schedule (click to enlarge):
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Junior Clinic Programs

Through Birchwood Tennis & Fitness Club’s Junior Development Program, we offer a wide range of group clinics and leagues throughout the year to develop our younger members’ tennis games. Our clinics teach basic tennis skills to beginners and different styles of play and strategy to the more advanced tournament player. Our junior leagues provide up-and-coming players with opportunities to gain match experience and compete against peers in a fun, challenging, and organized way. See our seasonal clinic brochure for session dates and times.

In order to place juniors with others in their age groups and levels, Birchwood categorizes clinic participants into the following groups:


Future Stars

For ages 4-7, players learn fundamental strokes, enjoy games, and have fun! Players use age-appropriate balls and racquets. Graduates of Future Stars move to Champions.

Cost Per Seven-Week Session: $119 members/$140 non-members
Cost Per Diem: $22 members/$25 non-members


Champions

For ages 7-9, including graduates of Future Stars, players practice strokes, receive a more in-depth interpretation of the rules, and enjoy games! Players will use age-appropriate balls and racquets.

Cost Per Seven-Week Session: $238 members/$280 non-members
Cost Per Diem: $40 members/$45 non-members


Tiebreakers

For ages 12 and under, including graduates of Champions, players piece together the components of strokes, timing, rules, and scoring. Players learn the skills necessary to compete in match play.

Cost Per Seven-Week Session: $238 members/$280 non-members
Cost Per Diem: $40 members/$45 non-members


Davis Cup

Building on the foundations of Tiebreakers, players refine their strokes with increased emphasis on match play. Students learn more about competitive tennis and tournaments.

Cost Per Seven-Week Session: $238 members/$280 non-members
Cost Per Diem: $40 members/$45 non-members


High School Challengers

A fun, competitive, and instructional tennis program for high school players. Challengers features drill-based and game-driven instruction that prepares students to match play.

Cost Per Seven-Week Session: $238 members/$280 non-members
Cost Per Diem: $40 members/$45 non-members


Excellence

This program is for advanced high-school players who are preparing for their competitive seasons. Excellence includes a combination of drills, games, and matches. By invitation only.

Cost Per Seven-Week Session: $238 members/$280 non-members
Cost Per Diem: $40 members/$45 non-members


Buddy Up Tennis, Inc. (Adaptive Tennis Program

“Buddy Up Tennis is a high-energy, adaptive tennis and fitness program for children and young adults with Down syndrome” (www.buddyuptennis.com). We pair experienced volunteer players (Buddies) with our Buddy Up Athletes for an hour-long clinic on Saturday mornings, 10:00 to 11:00 AM. To sign up or learn more about becoming an Athlete or a Buddy, contact Birchwood directly or send an email to scranton@buddyuptennis.com.